SEXINESS: Rituals, Revisions, and Reconstructions

Find a 2016 time capsule of yours truly in Discipline Press’s latest release. This book is 100% something I would be going to the South Street Tower Records every day after school to look at, and I’m winking at my 13 year old self as a contributor in it. So many beautiful essays in there, too. Thanks Tamara for including me.

Sexiness: Rituals, Revisions, and Reconstructions features contributions from a diverse group of fifty artists, educators, sex workers, creatives, and activists exploring the political potential of sexiness. The work presented here references and complicates long-standing cultural associations with sexiness, including power, bodies, gender, and desire. At the same time, it introduces new and thought-provoking connections to sexiness, such as listening, healing, water, and being alone. Sexiness reads like a series of intimate conversations with bold, brave, and innovative individuals. Using multiple forms of print-based media, such as text and images, writing and handwriting, and poetry and portraits, Sexiness transforms sexiness from a monolithic and oppressive force into a potent site of possibility.

Contributors:

MARCELLINE MANDENG,  PERMAID, BUCK ANGEL, ALLIE O, DOREEN GARNER,  LOCAL HONEY, WILLIAM E. WELSH, SARGE, AMY LOUSIA WILDE, XANDRA IBARRA/LA CHICA BOOM, AUDRA WIST, DOMONIQUE ECHEVERRIA, LEAFAR SEYER, MAITRESSE MADELINE MARLOWE,  MIYAKO BELLIZZI, SARA TAYLOR, SYNMIA ROSINE, AIDA MANDULEY, CAROLYN LAZARD, SALLY ROSE, GABBAH BAYA, SONYA SOMBREUIL, TINA HORN, NEON BURGUNDY, EMILY MCMASTER, AMERICAN CASSIDY, HEIN KOH, STEPHANIE TAMEZ, EMMA KOHLMANN, MISS IAN, SATIN-DOLL, CALEY FEENEY, ANGEL ROSE, NLQ/NIK LOPEZ DE QUINTANA,  LUCY, EJ HILL, M. TELLEZ, GABRIELA RUIZ/LEATHER PAPI,  NO BRA, PATRICK CALIFIA, SEAN BLACK, CASSANDRA J. PERRY, ERYKAH OHMS, JUSTIN SHOCK, TROLL HOLE, MARC BELLENGER, KIA LABEIJA, DR. ZELAIKA HEPWORTH,  GLORIA LUCAS

8×10” with debased linen hardcover. 185 pgs. full color printing, printed by Snel in Belgium. Published in collaboration with Sang Bleu.

About the Editor:

TAMARA SANTIBAÑEZ is a multimedia artist and activist living and working in Brooklyn. Her work is rooted in subcultural semiotics, exploring the meanings we assign to materials, accessories and objects.Santibañez is the founding editor of New York-based independent publishing imprint Discipline Press.

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